Two of three schools meet AYP



Making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2007- 2008 school term was a “near miss” for the Jenkins County school system with two of the county’s three schools achieving the designation. Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES) and Jenkins County Middle School (JCMS) achieved AYP while Jenkins County High School (JCHS) did not. AYP under the No School Left Behind Act […]

Oglesby wins race for sheriff in run-off



Robert Oglesby was the successful candidate in Tuesday’s Democratic primary run-off election for Jenkins County Sheriff. Unofficial results indicate Oglesby polled 1,187 votes. Incumbent, Tim Fields received 1,053 votes. Oglesby will assume the oath of office in January as there are no Republican challengers for the sheriff’s position in the November General Election. While local interest was focused on the […]

Tabatha Bennett is named system-wide Teacher of the Year



The Jenkins County school system announced recently that Tabatha Bennett has been selected as the systemw ide Teacher of the Year. Bennett, a Pre-kindergarten teacher at Jenkins County Elementary School (JCES), has been employed by the local school system since 1996. She has served on the JCES Design Team for five years. The team is responsible for facilitating study groups […]

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Jenkins County remains No.1 in unemployment



Jenkins County continued to hold the highest unemployment rate in the state for the months of May and June with a rate of 14.2 for both months. Figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor for the month of May reveal that 470 of the county’s estimated workforce of 3,312 were unemployed. In June, 474 of the estimated workforce of […]

Commissioners consider consolidation



Commissioners consider consolidation While the Jenkins County Commissioners were receptive to a recent request from a local citizen asking that they consider consolidation, Chairman Henry commented, “We need a lot more information,” during the group’s Aug. 5 meeting. Read the article in The Millen News Aug. 13.   You must be a paid subscriber to access this content! Please login […]

City to enforce water restrictions



City to enforce water restrictions Millen City Council adopted an Outdoor Watering Ordinance during its Tuesday, Aug. 5, meeting that requires the discontinuation of water service for second time offenders and a $200 fine that must be paid to restore service. An even/odd outdoor watering schedule is included in the ordinance. The full story to appear in next week’s edition […]

Millen News goes to Planet Hollywood



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Dr. Judy Holton named High Performance Principal



Governor Sonny Perdue and State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced recently the names of 112 High Performance Principals that have overseen dramatic improvements in student achievement in Georgia public schools. Among those named was Dr. Judy Holton, former principal of Jenkins County Elementary School. Dr. Holton previously received the honor in 2006. “These outstanding educators have fostered school environments […]

Police Blotter



The Millen Police Department investigated three accidents and reported the following incidents this week. Wednesday, July 9 Officers investigated the theft of a Suzuki 4-wheeler from a Railroad Street residence. The serial number of the vehicle is JSAAJ4AA-542115326, and it is a model LT-Z250K4. Thursday, July 24 A Fred Chance Road resident reported damage to a motorcycle that occurred during […]